Post # 1
Cake design question for the hive…
I met yesterday with my baker to design the wedding cake… I knew that I wanted white-on-white, with elaborate scrollwork like Mrs. Tiramisu’s cake. But I wanted something a little different on one of the tiers… a monogram, a different pattern, something to vary the texture. She showed me some pictures, and I came across a cake with a claddagh on it – that traditional Celtic hands/heart/crown thing. We decided that on the third tier down, she would apply a small white sugar claddagh amidst the scrollwork (not framed, just kind of tucked in). I left so excited about it, but everyone I tell, including FI, is just puzzled. Am I crazy? Is it too much? Too random, since we aren’t using claddaghs in other places?
(FYI, I’m part Irish, FI’s not. My family identifies as Irish but it’s not a big part of our lives. I was hoping for a couple of subtle nods to my heritage, so it’s this and the ring pillow, which my mom cross-stitched in a celtic knot pattern.)
Post # 3
I think it is a cute personal way for your family to show. I love that it is tucked in the cake. I think stay with it.
Post # 4
I think that it sounds perfect, subtle but embracing your heritage. Why are people confused? Are they confused as to what it is? Or why you are including it? I think it makes sense and it will look beautiful on the cake.
Post # 5
a claddaugh — love, loyalty and friendship. What better way to express your feelings on your marriage!
Post # 6
I think it’ll look very unique and great!
Post # 7
Ah, I love that idea! (my engagement ring and my FI’s wedding ring are both claddaghs, so I’m a little bit partial to the idea :-P). I think it’s subtle and is a great way to honor your heritage.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2009 - Ceremony: The Kraine Theatre, Reception: Midtown Loft & Terrace
I think that would be really fun!
Post # 9
Thanks everyone, I thought I was going crazy! It turns out that FI thought I was having a 3D claddagh *as* the wedding cake – no tiers, just a huge 3D claddagh. Which I admit would be a little weird. I think the other people were picturing something a little less subtle… we’re going ahead with it.
Post # 10
Awww….I love your idea worcesterbride. I went to elemtary school in Claddagh and it’s always held a special place in my heart. 🙂